New Thermal Stabilizer for Food Contact Applications
July 2015 – Dover Chemical Corporation has received FDA clearance for Doverphos® LGP-11 antioxidant as a thermal stabilizer in single- and repeated-use linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) films and high density polyethylene (HDPE) articles in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use A through H, at loading levels in polymer up to 2000 ppm.
Doverphos LGP-11 is a proprietary high molecular weight phosphite that is suitable as an alternative to TNPP, or any other phosphite additive in any polyolefin application. Doverphos LGP-11 is also recommended for use in other resin systems such as SBS, SBR, urethanes and PVC. Doverphos LGP-11 is unique in that it contains no alkylphenol components, has superior color hold, has low migration due to its polymeric nature, and is composed of biodegradable raw materials.
“The fact that LGP-11 is not produced from alkylphenols provides benefits that are unprecedented by any other phosphite on the market today,” noted Dr. Mick Jakupca, Director of Research and Development at Dover Chemical Corporation. “Most antioxidants are composed of or contain alkylphenols. Alkylphenols, as a general class of chemicals, are a focus of both consumer and regulatory organizations. Doverphos LGP-11 was engineered to offer the global plastics market a viable long-term alkylphenol-free alternative chemistry.
“Dover Chemical Corporation has a long history of developing truly novel products and processes that address the concerns of our customers and consumers. The polymeric nature of this product has routinely demonstrated in laboratory and large-scale testing the reduction and/or elimination of plateout and blooming of the antioxidant in blown and cast film applications, which has been an industry-wide problem for decades.”
Matthew Fender, Business Manager of Polymer Additives, added: “Dover Chemical Corporation, as do most of our customers, strongly believe this new platform of Liquid Green Chemistry, which contains no alkylphenols, is a paradigm leap forward for the future of antioxidant systems for all polymers globally. Doverphos LGP-11 was designed to meet long-term global market needs and receiving full FDA clearance is certainly an important milestone for all of us.”
For information, visit www.doverchem.com or call 330-343-7711.
Dover, Ohio-based Dover Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of New York-based ICC Industries Inc., a global leader in the manufacturing, marketing and trading of chemical, plastic and pharmaceutical products. Founded as an international trading enterprise, ICC now has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Europe.
Dover Chemical Corporation is a leading producer of polymer additives, liquid and solid chlorinated paraffins, liquid and solid antioxidants (including organophosphites), flame retardants and additives for water-based or oil-based coatings and metalworking fluids. The company sells its products in the U.S. and Canada from its headquarters location and to the rest of the world through ICC Trading Inc. For more information, contact: Dover Chemical Corporation, 3676 Davis Road NW, Dover, Ohio 44622; phone 800.321.8805; web www.doverchem.com.
Chlorez®, Chlorowax®, Hordaresin®, Doverguard®, Doverlube®, Dovernox®, Doverphos®, Doverphos HiPure®, Doversperse®, Emulamid®, Inversol®, Kloro®, Lube Booster®, Mayco Base®, Maysperm®, Maychlor®, Maysyn®, Paroil®, Syncheck® and Synkad® are trade names of the Dover Chemical Corporation.
Dover Chemical Corporation will be present at these upcoming trade shows:
• Polyolefin Additives 2015 (Europe); Oct. 20-22, 2015, Cologne, Germany
• Polyethylene Films 2016 (AMI); Feb. 2-4, 2016, Daytona Beach, FL
• International Polyolefins Conference 2016 (RETEC); Feb. 21-24, 2016, Houston, TX
Dr. Mick Jakupca
Director of Research and Development
Dover Chemical Corporation
W. Matthew Fender
Business Manager – Polymer Additives
Dover Chemical Corporation
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